How will sea level rise affect Florida?

How will sea level rise affect Florida?

According to a new study, the answer is yes. According to a new study, property sale prices and volume appear to be dropping in Florida coastal areas exposed to rising sea levels when compared to less vulnerable coastal locations. The price per square foot of waterfront real estate was found to be about 10 percent lower than more distant from shore properties of similar size and style. This difference is estimated to be about $300,000 on average, which would equal about 2.5 feet of water over the homes.

The researchers concluded that high and increasing seas were having an adverse effect on the real estate market. There are several possible explanations for this phenomenon including higher maintenance costs for waterfront homes, reduced property values due to risk of flooding, and even negative publicity surrounding damaged or destroyed homes caused by severe storms or rising waters.

In fact, there have been several recent cases where rising seas have led to the loss of homes and businesses. A beachfront hotel in South Carolina was demolished earlier this year after being inundated with saltwater during previous storm events. And then there's what happened to one family in Jupiter, Florida who tried to protect their home by building a wall against the ocean, but didn't account for how fast the water was going to rise. The result was that they ended up with a house on an island surrounded by water. They were able to save their other houses but not this one.

How does erosion affect sea level?

As the sea level rises, coastal erosion increases. According to experts and underwriters, erosion reduces the value of coastal properties since it "decreases the predicted number of years away from the seashore." This silent loss of property value in the United States amounts to $3 to $5 billion every year. The total cost of repairing or replacing beaches that have been damaged by coastal erosion is estimated at $15 billion to $35 billion per year.

Beaches are lost or gained due to the accumulation or depletion of sediment along their shorelines. Sediment comes from various sources such as soil washed off upland areas and deposited near the coast, rock disintegrated by weathering or removed by mining operations that are then transported by rivers or ocean currents to the coast, or sand blown out to sea and subsequently deposited by ocean currents on adjacent shores. Soils and rocks disintegrate when water flows over them slowly wearing them down. Sand is also moved by ocean currents farther up-shore where it forms new beaches. The rate of erosion depends on many factors such as the type of beach material being carried away by the waves, the wave size, the frequency of storm events, etc.

Coastal erosion has several effects on sea level. First, if a large amount of land disappears under water, then the overall weight of the water in the ocean will increase, which causes the sea level to rise. This is called "isostatic adjustment".

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